There were howls of protest from the same-sex marriage lobby when Sydney’s Daily Telegraph recently reported parents objecting to a documentary on gay families being compulsory viewing in a Sydney high school. Senator Penny Wong tweeted that this was “bullying”, automatically classing as bullies parents wanting to teach a different value system to the same-sex […]
The Coalition’s decision to keep its marriage policy unchanged has been met by predictable howls of discontent. But it’s no wonder there is caution. The implications of such legislation for the community are enormous, while the contributions from advocates are often limited to slogans, and the occasional slur against anyone who disagrees. (Canberra Times 13/8/15)
Federal parliament has the power (clarified by a High Court ruling) to change the meaning of marriage. Labor have tabled a bill to remove ‘husband and wife’ and replace the clause with ‘any two people’. This would therefore change the meaning marriage to have nothing to do with natural family bonds and biological connections. WE […]
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Senator David Leyonhjelm says he wants to remove any definition of marriage from the Marriage Act. The NSW Liberal Democratic Senator is a radical libertarian who was elected to the Senate at the last federal election. It appears that he plans to use several pieces of legislation to define the Liberal Democrats as a party, […]
Senator Matt Canavan has called on the Government to look into reforming the income tax system to recognise the family as the basic unit of taxation. Senator Canavan said that several other countries that have some form of dependent recognition in their income tax rules, “Some 18 OECD countries provide joint taxation cover including the […]
The world’s 400 million under-age marriages is a global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Developing countries make up the top 20 nations for child brides, according to data from UNICEFs Demographic and Health Surveys, as summarised by the Girls Not Brides website. Read the full article.